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Japan Charts: 3DS Sells 38k, Wii U Sells 9k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. The software charts largely remain unchanged from previous weeks, with Yokai Watch 2 dominating the gaming field. Next week we’re likely to see the ghost-hunting RPG break the two million barrier in terms of units sold. Sticking to the popular sequel is Yoshi’s New Island and Mario Kart 8, along with the first Yokai Watch squeezing into the top 5. Elsewhere, three new 3DS games manage to break into the top 10, while Ubisoft’s Child of Light released for PlayStation Vita enters at number 19.

In terms of hardware sales, the 3DS remains the best-selling handheld console taking in 38k this week, while Wii U is steady once more at 9k. Here’s the top 20 software chart, followed by the hardware chart.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 143,777 (1,973,310)
  2. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island – 33,192 (91,477)
  3. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 18,067 (578,554)
  4. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 8,849 (119,407)
  5. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 8,569 (1,227,267)
  6. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodblines – 7,871 (119,336)
  7. [3DS] Happiness Charge PreCure! Kawa-Run Collection – 6,712 (New)
  8. [3DS] SoniPro – 6,086 (New)
  9. [3DS] Fate/Kaleid Liner: Prisma Illya – 5,532 (New)
  10. [PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea– 5,258 (56,434)
  11. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) – 4,988 (33,673)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y – 4,900 (4,116,901)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy – 4,858 (80,262)
  14. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 4,662 (3,320,858)
  15. [PSV] Tokyo New World Record: Operation Abyss – 4,403 (19,645)
  16. [PSV] Corpse Party: Blood Drive – 4,304 (17,992)
  17. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP – 4,297 (32,931)
  18. [PSV] Freedom Wars – 4,027 (271,798)
  19. [PSV] Child of Light – 3,893 (New)
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,364 (2,359,011)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 31,740 (31,789)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 17,179 (21,875)
  3. Wii U – 9,646 (9,429)
  4. 3DS – 7,019 (6,656)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 6,605 (7,175)
  6. PlayStation 4 – 5,695 (5,581)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,506 (1,767)
  8. PSP – 464 (489)
  9. Xbox 360 – 157 (122)

59 thoughts on “Japan Charts: 3DS Sells 38k, Wii U Sells 9k”

  1. Well at least the Wii U is on a *ahem* “climb”. Also it seems that 3DS software is selling really well over there. Too bad Child of Light for Wii U didn’t sell to well over there. That is an amazing game!

    1. I stll haven’t gotten it. And with Smashx2 and Hyrule Warriors, + Mario Kart 8, I don’t think I will get time for it anytime soon!

      1. I still recommend it. Plus I think it’s only around $15. But yeah I know what you mean. My wallet will be crying because I’m buying Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Bayonetta 1+2, and possibly Call of Duty: Advanced Warfighter. That’s a lot of money! lol

        1. Captain Toad got delayed to 2015 for Europe, for some damn reason… I’m fine with it, as I got enough to play already, but it’s still weird. I forgot about Bayonetta, not sure there. I never got in to the GamePlay in W101, but I still want it! Not getting COD or Sonic. While this game probably is a lot better than Lost World, I hated that one, and don’t want to spend that much on him ever again…

          After buying too many games for the last 2 years, I have really pulled myself together. Now, I only buy the top AAA Nintendo games day one. Everything else, I rethink again, and again, just to make sure I won’t regret it!

    2. I love Child of Light. A fantastic gem from the hated Ubisoft!
      It’s one of the apps I boot up my WiiU for. :)

      1. he has an erection when he talks with those credulous guys who kiss his ass on youtube (that’s the only way).

  2. someone needs to reevaluate their rounding skills… 9,646 you’d normally round to 10K; 38759 to 39K

    i don’t really see the wii u skyrocketing in japan anymore, regardless of what games nintendo release for it
    heck they could probably bring a monster hunter and a full fledged pokemon RPG to the platform at the same time and it would still not make much of a difference

      1. It would sell probably half a million units each there on the first week, and then 20k the following week. Console sales will not budge

      1. why would i think that’s good? do you think i’m such a prick that i’d wish another console to fail just because it’s competition to nintendo?

    1. No need to when it’s still top selling in US, the place where sales actually matter. Idk about UK though

  3. Poor Wii U

    Ps4 be rapping you sales wise in the UK,USA, CANADA, GERMANY, ALL ACROSS EUROPE, AFRICA, even in planet Mars ps4 is outselling Wii U

  4. only cuz its selling in more countries at this time sales are unimpressive the ps4 is only a follower system 3rd parties need sony if they go belly up then they will resort to steam which promisses to reem sony up the a-hole when the steam box is realesed

  5. WiiU is outselling the PS4 in Japan and to the sheep, plus the xbox fanboy media, media create and Japan are now irrelevant. Hypocrites is a term that most suites them all. 3DS on! MH4 Ultimate sites :).

    1. Japan was irrelevant ever since the start of 2014. The Wii U could sell up to 80k in Japan last time. Now, only a tenth of that number

      1. everything is irrelevant, so what’s the point? What’s more, while most (if not all including myself) are complaining over a company’s sales are fools to the developers. I say that because while most like Sony Emperor Xperia, sasori, even yourself or some god forsaken dumb troll (insert name here, oh wait qwe) don’t even acknowledge them playing each other’s systems and laughing at us. They have a point though and a few people here said it too, “why can’t we get along and just play the dam things”? That’ is what a gamer does, they play the games and systems. So you know what, you can keep saying “Japan was irrelevant ever since the start of 2014. The Wii U could sell up to 80k in Japan last time”. Its not going to change a dam thing you say and what they believe. So calling them irrelevant means your irrelevant, means I’m irrelevant…but most importantly, all the game systems are irrelevant…including PC and Playstation.

        *tosses you aside like garbage*

        1. That literally has nothing to do with my point. Companies like Microsoft can thrive WITHOUT finding success in Japan. Ps4 found success in areas other than Japan.

          You know why it seems I can’t “get along” with other people here? Whenever I see the comments section here, all I see is blinded fanboys like Stranga. There are still a few intelligent ones, but overall the logic of the users here are ridiculous

          1. Oh no, what I said did have something to do with your point, but your missing my point by a long shot. It means basically, “shut up, move on and just play games. Fuck whatever else is going on, and have fun doing what you are suppose to do”. That is my point so it have everything to do with what you said, you just missed my point. Get me yet? In other words if still not clear, Fuck what you think is a success or strives a consoles success, and play the dam games that you love to do, fuck who loves whatever system…fanboy or not,,,quit trying to prove that your “a macho man” because of what games are coming to your favorite system and get along with others.

            That would make you look better as a gamer and a person…don’t be a “sasori”, be someone better and be you, but don’t bother with bullshit saysings like “Look at me, I’m a big boy, I got call of duty on my xbox 360” or “look at you babies, still playing kiddy games while I still play RE 5 on my PS4″…that’s not what makes you mature. I’ll say it again and again and again for as long as I live if I got too.

            “A TRUE GAMER PLAYS ALL”

            Yes I do have multiple accounts and most systems now, point is I have no more access to them, your free to look if you like, I’ll be glad to share my info with you, barely got to use my PS4 account.

            1. I’m not trying to “prove” anything. I’m a huge Nintendo fan, but I’m sick of the stupid decisions they make, I care about their consecutive losses. As a Nintendo fan shouldn’t we be realistic and wonder why Nintendo continuously fails to please us? Why region lock for games? Why is there such a primitive online system? Why do they refuse to support third parties? Why do they fail to make a console that’s both technically superior to its competitors AND easy to develop on for third parties? Why do they insist on catering to casuals? Why no marketing? Why don’t they want to use ALL of their enormous range of franchises? Why make Mario games every year when everyone’s sick of it? There are so many problems that I haven’ even began to touch on, but yet Nintendo can’t even address the simplest of complaints nowadays, and in my eyes, that’s what will lea to their failure as a profitable company.

              1. I honestly hope that the Wii U fails so Nintendo can learn their lesson. Not trying to sound like a hater or anything, but it’s for their own good. If Wii U succeeds, it will only send as message to Nintendo that it’s ok to keep doing this…

              2. As a Nintendo fan shouldn’t we be realistic and wonder why Nintendo continuously fails to please us? Why region lock for games? Why is there such a primitive online system? Why do they refuse to support third parties? Why do they fail to make a console that’s both technically superior to its competitors AND easy to develop on for third parties?

                Its not us they need to please, its the investors, but that is a good point seeing that we do pay for them, but that’s not going to stop.

                Region lock might be because of trying to understand the other guys, ever tried speaking to a Japanese on street fighter x tekken?

                They don’t refuse 3rd party support, if that was the case, Rayman, monster hunter 3 ultimate, call of duty, ninja gaiden 3, Orroichi hyper 3 or Hyrule warriors would not be on Nintendo period, and if your going to use hyrule warriors as “its a Nintendo game” them I will use the company who is making the dam thing instead.

                Ever hear of high costs, think about that one.

                Again, its not Nintendo, its the 3rd parties themselves, they don’t want to work so hard to give the games uniqueness, AT LEAST MARIO GAMES HAVE UNIQUENESS. On top of that, I do believe it is easy to create for them, there for the wii u IS for 3rd parties too. The main problem to that is by the consumers themselves in that regard too. Why the FUCKING NAME because they are too dam stupid to realize that the pad is not an add on. And don’t make me laugh that you are a big Nintendo fan because you sure in the hell wasn’t showing much of it at all since I’ve seen you around. Here or there I seen you defend but not much.

                1. It’s your choice whether you think I’m a Nintendo fan or not. Liking them doesn’t lessen my annoyance to its fanboys or the mistakes which caused them to have losses.

                  The problem for region lock is for cases of people who want a game EARLY. Imagine a Nintendo Game X releases on November 2014 in US, and releases the year after in UK. Some people are frustrated that they can’t just buy it from the Amazon US store and just play it on their Europe 3DS. And that’s still only one example. I don’t think you need to learn the Japanese language to play a Mario game?

                  I said they refuse to support third parties, not refuse 3rd party support. That means another thing altogether. If they were nice to third parties, why aren’t games like Bioshock Infinite, GTA V, Alien Isolation, games that are/will be available on LAST GEN SYSTEMS, coming to Wii U? Companies like Sony throw money at third parties to get it on their platform, and it paid off. Btw, COD Advanced Warfare isn’t on Wii U.

                  High costs?? If that was the case, Sony would have died long ago with the release of the PS4. History shows that if you make a powerful console, the profits will be higher than the losses in the end.

                  Mario games have uniqueness? So I’m guessing that a squirrel suit is “unique” to you?

                  How is it easy to create for them? Just less than a week ago, a dev stated that the Wii U “is a difficult platform to support from a technology standpoint. Simple patches are not simple. New content additions are not easy due to the way the system is set up.”

                  It’s not about the consumers being stupid, it’s Nintendo being stupid enough to not market the Wii U properly from the announcement of the system till now. And the name of the console is truly a failure. They promised a hardcore console, yet it inherits the name of it’s most casual console yet, and adds another letter to it. The very definition of laziness. You honestly can’t blame people for thinking it’s an add-on. The machine itself looks almost exactly the same as the Wii save for a more curvy and fat look, and bringing in the Wii remotes of last gen to their marketing doesn’t really help things out

  6. 3DS LL – 31.740 (31.789)
    Ahahhahahahhahahahahahhaha…. LOlOLOL Wii U VS PS4 10:1 XD

    Wii U – 9.646 (9.429)

    PlayStation 4 – 5.695 (5.581)

    1. Meanwhile, Wii U sells a pathetic 6 million worldwide after more than 1 and a half years in the market, and PS4 at 10 million in half that time

  7. I love how people say Japan is irrelevant, without knowing the facts. The fact is consoles have always sold like this in japan. And trust me, Japan is a very important market for Sony. Unless you think that 10 million PS3 sold is not relevant. How about 23 million PS2 sold? It doesn’t look like much, but these low sale numbers add up over time. Japan is the third biggest market and Sony really needs sales to start picking up over there.

    1. “The fact is consoles have always sold like this in japan.”

      The fact is that there have been reports of this year being the lowest EVER for any system in Japan. Nintendo performing well in this region nowadays really doesn’t do anything much for their profits.

  8. sad… the only market which the U is better than ps4 is the smallest of the markets.
    sony dosent need japan they have kicket out Microsoft from america and in europe is since ps one sony land.
    with this small sells nintendo never catch up sony.
    okay ms is not realy better than nintendo.

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